3 Sustainable consumption and the interaction between everyday life styles and systems of provision I

Content description: The high level of consumption in so-called western societies is widely seen as one of the biggest challenges in the context of sustainable development. In order to motivate people to consume more sustainable, the complexity of consumption as a social practice needs to be understood thoroughly. Consumption patterns are usually embedded in a well-functioning system of daily routines, habits and rituals that is adapted to available infrastructures and systems of provision. This workshop brings together researchers investigating the evolution of consumption between lifestyle and systems of provision as well as possibilities to support a change towards more sustainable consumption patterns.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009: 12:15 PM-1:00 PM
Martina Schaefer and Melanie Jaeger
Consumer decision-making regarding a “green” everyday product
John Thøgersen, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University; Anne-Katrine Jørgensen, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University; Sara Sandager, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University
Full Papers
  • Consumer purchase of a green.pdf (183.7 kB)
  • 3.2
    Energy consumption in organizations – An intervention to change routines
    Ellen Matthies, Ruhr-University; Nadine Hansmeier, Ruhr-University Bochum; Hermann-Josef Wagner, Ruhr-University